|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||ICAR/02|
|MODULES||This unit is a module of:|
The module aims at providing the basic knowledge for river engineering both in torrent and mild slope river settlement. Particular attention is posed on the engineering design features, the interaction between river and structures and river ecosystem.
The first objective relates to the acquisition of knowledge concerning:
The second objective concerns the acquisition of the main skills aimed at
The course foresees 50 hours of lessons divided into 30 hours of theoretical lessons and 20 hours of practical/application lessons to examine the design issues related to river engineering structures and flood control structures. Starting from the supplementary material provided during the course, it the drafting of a short preliminary project report will request at the end of the course.
The main contents of the course are as follows:
Supporting materials and slides are available on Aulaweb;
The following are some reference texts:
Office hours: The office hours for students are scheduled according to the specific student requirement.
ILARIA GNECCO (President)
ANNA PALLA (President Substitute)
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
The exam of the course consists of an oral discussion. The admission to the oral exam is subject to the positive evaluation of a preliminary project report drawn up by a small group of students (2/3 students maximum) in which a river engineering project is proposed to address the hydraulic problem on the Ligurian territory presented during the course. The student will therefore discuss and explain the proposed solutions, motivating the technical choices during the oral examination.
The oral exam consists of an individual interview with the aim of testing the operational skills acquired by the student during the course, with particular reference to the river engineering structures. During the semester, case studies will be proposed (real or hypothetical situations) that will be the subject of specific reports carried out in small working groups (max 3 students). In particular, a different case study may be proposed for each group, alternatively the same problem may be studied in depth according to different aspects.
In general, students must demonstrate the ability to synthesise and illustrate the concepts, as well as the ability to critically re-elaborate and effectively use the knowledge acquired.